Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cincinnati, OH (USA)
My horse was out overnight, and came in on May 24th with a scrape down the back of his hind left tendon, and very swollen, although not at all lame. He received cold water therapy three times a day. It got a little worse for a couple of days before it started to improve, but seemed materially better after he had been out in a small pen to walk around. So after about two weeks of it being still somewhat swollen with him hardly getting any exercise, I decided to just wrap his hind legs and ride him, thinking that it was probably just fluid built up in the leg and would work out. After each ride, the swelling would go down, but even now it is still there.
As he was never lame, I didn't think it was necessary to have a vet come to look at him, but this is starting to drive me a little bit crazy.
So I guess my question is, what is my next step? Standing wraps, more turnout (he's going out overnight again, 5 pm - 8 am), call the vet, or do nothing?